Quote from a survey:
As the controversy surrounding the Common Core continues, a new survey puts U.S. students far down on the list of the best.
A global education survey released Tuesday shows when it comes to math, reading and science, teens in the U.S. rank 36th in the world. Students in Shanghai are rated the best.
Also stated that the UK for the first time dropped out of the top 20. Reasons? Methinks I have discovered one. HEY IT IS SUPER BOWL TIME, time to watch a lot of speed and muscle, block, tackle and carry a football. These guys get paid millions of dollars to push their bodies to the limits and some will do permanent damage, for that money. WHY? because they have no idea how valuable their health is, for now the dollar rules.
I don’t blame the athlete, I blame our priorities. When a Coach is paid more than the top surgeon in a state. When the Coach is paid more than the Governor. When a Coach is paid more than the University President. When a Kicker is paid more than the President of the United States, OR when a cheerleader is paid more than the Skipper of a ship, OUR PRIORITIES ARE WRONG!
PLEASE TAKE TIME TO LOOK AT THIS MAP:
We have 9 states where the highest paid public employee (that is TAX DOLLARS) IS NOT A SPORTS COACH!
We pay a man more to coach football and basketball than to lead the University he coaches in. When we need brains trained to manage the finances of this great country we center on SPORTS! When we need people to know they cannot spend more than they earn, WE GO TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT BECAUSE WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THAT ONE SIMPLE FACT, LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS, DO NOT WASTE.
These coaches produce the ‘FEW’ athletes that sign multi million dollar contracts to ‘entertain’ the public. Dreams are built on a professional sports career to get the kid out of poverty instead of an education that will help him rise above his peers using his brain, once he learns that ‘not every college athlete hits the pros.’
That is my soap box for the day. We will all probably enjoy the Super Bowl but let me tell you something. I think I enjoyed seeing Mark and Jack in little league and my grand kids (Stephen, Josh, Ben, Matt and Luke) play soccer, football and baseball and little Reece cheer, more than any of these folks will enjoy the super bowl, except maybe the winners. (I might have run them a close race)
I enjoyed sports when the kids were involved and interested. But when I became an adult……..
Of course I would have cheered for a college team if my family had been involved, but I would have been hoping they were studying and getting good grades (as they have) rather than to be a sports star.
American knowhow and brains designed and built these:
Today, who designed and built the car you drive?